The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

Four fire departments — Paulding, Cecil, Payne, and Scott — and the American Red Cross Disaster Team were called out early this morning for a house fire on Paulding County Road 95. Three residents of the house, an adult and two children, remain hospitalized with unidentified injuries as a result of the fire, which remains under […]

POSTED: 08/31/16 at 6:04 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information VENEDOCIA — The Venedocia Lions Club will once again be serving its sausage sandwiches before, during, and after the official dates of the 2016 Van Wert County Fair. In addition to regular fair days, the Lions Club food stand was open on Tuesday for the rodeo and other activities, and will also […]

POSTED: 08/31/16 at 5:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

Much of my day today has been talking about and planning for two speakers who will be presenting at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. On Tuesday, September 20, Sam Quinones, a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author will be speaking about the opium epidemic that has affected, not only our area, but the entire country. We […]

POSTED: 08/30/16 at 3:15 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Deacon Norbert J. Reinhart, 87, of Van Wert, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2016, at Van Wert Manor. He was born January 3, 1929, in Paulding County, the son of James and Marcellus (Schultz) Reinhart, who both preceded him in death. On June 11, 1949, he married Beverly (Ely) Reinhart, who survives […]

POSTED: 08/30/16 at 2:26 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Joseph E. “Joe” Osenga, 89, of Cloverdale, passed away at 1:51 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2016, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. He was born April 3, 1927, the son of LaVerne and Treva (Hammons) Osenga, who both preceded him in death. He married Mildred L. (Thatcher) Osenga, who died July 11, 2013. […]

POSTED: 08/30/16 at 2:07 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor With a caseload this year more than 1,000 higher than last year’s record numbers — and recent legislation that could double the numbers of small claims cases heard in Ohio Municipal Courts in the next few years — local Judge Jill Leatherman swore in a new magistrate to assist her. The judge […]

POSTED: 08/30/16 at 8:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information With summer drawing to a close, motorists have enjoyed the cheapest summer at the pump since 2004, saving $18.9 billion over its duration versus last summer, a sweet note as they take to the roads to celebrate Labor Day. “As the holiday approaches, it’s true that gasoline prices have risen across the country […]

POSTED: 08/30/16 at 8:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Due to Veterans Day at the Van Wert County Fair, the County Veterans Service Commission will move its meeting from Thursday, September 1, to Thursday, September 8.

POSTED: 08/30/16 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

DELPHOS — The Lincolnview Lancers and Van Wert Cougars opened their cross country season on Saturday in fine fashion at the Blue Jay Invitational in Delphos, with both the Cougar and Lancer boys finishing in the top three, while the Cougar girls were third and the Lancer girls fifth. The Van Wert boys used a […]

POSTED: 08/29/16 at 8:05 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Van Wert independent sports UPLAND, Indiana — The Crestview varsity girls’ and boys’ cross country teams raced in the Taylor University Invitational on Saturday morning.  The Knights were the only team from Ohio in the competition. The girls placed seventh out of 10 teams and were led by Ashley Bowen, who ran a smart and […]

POSTED: 08/29/16 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports